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Climate-destroying gas project defeated!

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
30 March 2021

Since 2018, I’ve worked with the local community to oppose AGL’s plan for a huge, polluting gas import terminal in Westernport Bay on the Mornington Peninsula. I’ve asked questions in Parliament, put pressure on Ministers, generated media interest, joined community protests and contributed to the planning review process.

‘In late March, we won! Under pressure, the Victorian Labor Government refused a permit for the project. This shows the power of working with the community to get real outcomes on climate change.’

But Victoria has more work to do to tackle the climate crisis.

70% of our electricity still comes from burning coal at three old, polluting and unreliable coal-fired power stations. To make matters worse, the Victorian Labor Government has lifted the ban on gas drilling across Victoria, and continues to allow drilling in our marine waters as well.

That’s why I’m calling for a renewable energy boom to drive Victoria’s economic recovery from COVID-19, create jobs and tackle the climate crisis.

Sign up here if you'd like to hear more about my work to create a safe climate.

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
30 March 2021
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